Teaching School

Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance

The Department for Education has designated 87 national Teaching School Hubs to lead the ‘golden thread’ of teacher and leader professional development from initial teacher entry through to senior leadership.

Within the Leaf Trust, Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School has been designated as the lead hub for South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. Partnership work with the Cabot Learning Federation and their lead hub Bristol Metropolitan Academy enables purposeful connection across the two adjoining regional hubs, Bristol and North Somerset, and Somerset. The planned delivery offer is executed collaboratively as three Teaching School Hubs under the name of the Five Counties Teaching School Hub Alliance (FCTSHA). The strategic leadership and operational teams in each hub come together with some talented and experienced local and regional partners to strategically plan and deliver professional learning and improvement across 700 schools within the five counties and southwest region.

Our work focuses on the golden thread of teacher development through Initial Teacher Training, Early Teacher Career Development and National Professional Qualifications for leaders at all stages of their careers from entry to executive, along with working alongside regional Curriculum Hubs and other key partners to design and deliver bespoke CPD which meets local need.

Our alliance is values-led, being steered by our shared principles of:

• Collaboration
• Partnership
• Education for all
• Excellence, and
• Equity

For delivery on both the Early Career Framework and the National Professional Qualifications, we are partnered with Ambition Institute, the Educational Development Trust and St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School who are delivery partners for the Church Of England qualifications. This allows a broad choice for schools and colleagues in the development offer.

To find out more about the work and Five Counties offer, please visit the FCTSHA website.